Labour has been unable to set out its vision for the country because of the pandemic, the party’s shadow home secretary said on Saturday, with the party braced for further knife-edge results over the weekend.Key mayoral elections could provide further difficult results for the Labour leader but the party is hoping for narrow victories in the West of England mayoralty and the West Yorkshire mayoralty, expected on Sunday.
TRIUMPHANT Tories were celebrating yesterday after a series of victories in the local elections.Sir Keir Starmer casts vote in 'Super Thursday' local elections With more than half of the results declared by last night, the party had gained in excess of 160 local authority seats.And many of the gains were recorded in Labour heartlands as a blue wave swept the country.
OH, come on!Hartlepool wasn’t that bad, was it?Yes, they voted in a Conservative.And yes, we were defeated by nearly 7,000 votes.But this is a town which once hung a monkey thinking it was a French sailor, so if they can confuse a tiny simian with a real-life human being then it’s easy to see why they could tick a box for a Tory.
North Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner Philip Allott promises to be 'a broad church' after Conservative win
PR firm boss Philip Allott has pledged to be “a broad church” and tackle a wide range of concerns after being elected police, fire and crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.With a turnout that was the highest since the post of police and crime commissioner was created in 2012, the Conservative candidate took 47 per cent of the first preference votes - falling short of the requisite 50 per cent - but secured re-election on second preference votes.
New Tory commissioner pledges to tackle wide range of concerns PUBLIC relations firm boss Philip Allott has pledged to be “a broad church” and tackle a wide range of concerns after being elected Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.With a turnout that was the highest since the post of police and crime commissioner was created in 2012, the Conservative candidate took 47 per cent of the first preference votes – falling short of the requisite 50 per cent – but secured re-election on second preference votes.
WITH the future ruling groups undecided for the Isle of Wight Council, following the loss of the Conservative lead, MP Bob Seely has congratulated, and commiserated, candidates.Speaking after the local election results were announced last night, the Conservative MP, who was at the count supporting candidates, thanked council officers who helped the election and count.
It's the first of all the boroughs in Hertfordshire to confirm its results Hertfordshire County Council election results for the borough of Broxbourne are in and the Conservatives have taken all available seats.It's the first of all the boroughs in Hertfordshire to confirm its results.Ballots were cast on Thursday (May 6) for the County Council, Police and Crime Commissioner and a number of Borough and Town Council seats.
SIXTEEN new faces have been elected to represent locals on the Isle of Wight Council.Islanders headed to the polls on Thursday (May 6) to vote in a new set of councillors to lead the Isle of Wight Council and put in more than a third of fresh candidates at County Hall.
THE RACE to become London's next Mayor is on a "knife edge," after Conservative candidate Shaun Bailey took a shock early lead over Sadiq Khan.Sadiq Khan had been expected to run away with the mayoral election, with polls in the run up to the vote suggesting a nearly 20-point lead over Conservative rival Shaun Bailey.
There is a new majority for cultural conservatism allied to economic populism.Labour, obsessed with second-order issues, cannot exploit it.England’s political realignment is proceeding apace, and Boris Johnson, who bestrides the centre ground of modern politics like only a handful of prime ministers in modern history, is the great winner.
'People have to take responsibility.It is their property and they have to take responsibility for it' - Council Leader Councillor Philip Jackson Councillors have called for a cross party mission to curb fly-tipping in North East Lincolnshire.They said it would be be one of the top priorities for the Conservative-controlled authority.
The count took more than 15 hours to complete Labour held on to control of Wakefield council in the 2021 local elections - but a marathon count stretching over 15 hours saw them suffer losses to the Conservatives.The day ended in Wakefield with a slightly less bleak picture for Labour than has been seen elsewhere in Yorkshire.
Votes are being counted from the London elections on May 6 - find all of the key results here London is close to knowing who will be its next mayor, now that polling stations have closed across the capital.Sadiq Khan of Labour is running for re-election, with polls in the final days of the campaign suggesting he has a firm lead over Shaun Bailey, his Conservative opponent.
Cambridge City Council Labour group leader Cllr Lewis Herbert has vowed to repay the faith residents have put in the party by “working hard for them”.Cllr Herbert was speaking after Labour retained control of the city council taking 27 of the 42 seats - one up from 2019.
BORIS Johnson is "preparing for 10 years as Prime Minister" after a stonking election triumph in Labour's former heartlands.After a brutal year of pandemic ups and downs, the Prime Minister is riding high with an earthquake 7,000 majority win in Hartlepool - which had been Labour-held since 1974.
Labour has come out of today’s election count with the same number of seats they began with, despite the party losing seats nationally.The Liberal Democrats made the biggest gains of the night, winning three seats – and are now the council’s biggest opposition party with seven seats in total.
Labour was in our blood and bone. Now it's left our hearts, says RUTH SUNDERLAND (North East born and bred)
Everyone’s mum – or Mam, as we say in the North East – has their favourite embarrassing story about their children.Mine loves to recount how, aged eight, I answered the door to a Conservative candidate out canvassing, and upbraided the poor man at length on how wrong he was about everything.
Sadiq Khan casts vote in 'Super Thursday' local elections Party says mayor affected by low turn out and voter complacency It is "too early" to say if London mayor Sadiq Khan has been re-elected for a second term, Labour has claimed.A party source said low turn out and voter complacency for Labour has left the race "uncertain".
Ex-soldier pledged to "reassure, refocus and rebuild" The Conservative’s ex-soldier candidate has been named as Avon and Somerset’s second police and crime commissioner.Mark Shelford made election pledges to “reassure, refocus and rebuild” and prioritise preventing crime, not just trying to catch criminals.